Our conviction is that there has never been a better time to leverage technology and human capabilities to tackle Environment, Social and Governance challenges.
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We aim to be the cornerstone of our ecosystem for lasting positives ESG impacts. Leveraging the spirit and energy of Capgemini teams, and using our operational excellence, innovative assets, and added-value partnerships, we continually increase our ESG performance and develop solutions and services to substantially improve the environmental performance of our clients.
Therefore, we focus on eight material ESG priorities that have significant positive impacts on Capgemini’s business model and value drivers, as well as for our stakeholders.
In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of 17 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and planet, now and in the future.
Business plays a vital role in mobilizing and sharing knowledge, expertise, technologies, and financial resources to advance the goals. These goals also reflect our commitment to the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, which Capgemini first signed in 2004.
Capgemini has committed to help achieve 11 of the 17 SDGs as illustrated by their official icons displayed below (more information on each SDG can be found on the official website of the United Nations). We believe that they best reflect our ability to integrate material ESG challenges in the way we do business.
Our ESG ambition for the next ten years: leading the way to positive futures with our ecosystem.
We will achieve our ambition, if we stay focused on the areas where we can have the greatest impact and evolve in the way we operate.
Our ESG Policy is the guide for an effective integration of our priorities into the company’s strategy, decision-making process, development of solutions and services, and in our relationship with our main stakeholders. It aims not only to comply with applicable regulations, but also to incorporate national and international ESG best practices and recommendations.
To this end, the ESG Policy frames 11 objectives that will ensure that we deliver against our priorities (see webpages dedicated to Environment, Social and Governance respectively for more information on these 11 theme-specific objectives).
Leading the path to positive futures with our ecosystem means also advocating and reaching out to peers, partners, clients, consumers and the public at large. Capgemini’s commitment extends to ambitious national, regional, and global initiatives.
For example, we have been signatories of the UN Global Compact since 2004; we support the principles of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the fundamental conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) refusing the use of forced labor or child labor; we have been signatories of the Women’s Empowerment Principles since 2011; and joined the World Economic Forum’s Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders to help deliver the transition to a net-zero economy.
We have created a clear ESG governance and organization to structure and implement the Group and local programs.
The Board of Directors promotes long-term value creation by taking into consideration the social and environmental challenges of our activities. At the end of 2018, the Board of Directors entrusted its Strategy & Investment Committee, subsequently renamed Strategy & CSR Committee, with a specific duty relating to the monitoring of the Group’s CSR strategy, ensuring consistency in the consideration of social and environmental aspects in the Group’s main strategic orientations. The Ethics & Governance Committee verifies the implementation of good governance rules within the Group and proposes to the Board initiatives aimed at guaranteeing the excellence of its practices.
Each year, one Board meeting is devoted to monitoring the Group’s CSR strategy and progress made toward our targets, based on a report issued by the Strategy and CSR Committee. The Board also ensures that the compensation of the CEO and top management includes objectives and performance conditions in line with our CSR strategy.
The General Secretary sponsors a centralized ESG team working with key corporate functions, business teams and geographies to structure our ESG priorities, monitor our performance and progress, guide local teams to speed-up both client and corporate innovative solutions, and manage our ESG reporting. He also chairs the ESG Steering Committee which proposes strategic recommendations and decisions on our integrated responsible business and ESG priorities to the Group Executive Board and the Board of Directors.
The ESG reporting team shapes and recommends our ESG reporting strategy, goals and reporting frameworks.
Capgemini discloses Environmental, Social and Governance data across several reports and websites. For each sub-topic, we map (ESG Index) our existing disclosures to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI Content Index), the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB), and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) voluntary disclosure frameworks, as relevant to our business.
Capgemini’s commitment, as well as the ESG policy, the indicators dashboard, the 2025 and 2030 objectives and the strengthened reporting process, meet the European and French regulatory obligations, and are in line and consistent with the requirements of internationally recognized standards:
Capgemini Group follows the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards and applies their principles (GRI 101).
Since 2020, the reporting and some publicly available reports – like the Universal Registration Document and the Annual Integrated Report – are prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.